Department of Veterinary Pathology



The Department of Veterinary Pathology was formally a section of Pathobiology Department and was upgraded to full fledge department in 2018. At present, department is having four main sections i.e., Anatomic pathology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Necropsy and Toxicopathology. The department is imparting skills and technical knowledge to undergraduate and postgraduate students of animal sciences with its full zeal and devotion through precise disease diagnosis, research-based quality knowledge to meet the upcoming animal disease challenges. The areas of Pathology are exceedingly dynamic that encompass philosophical rational approaches to understand disease phenomena produced as a result of different etiological agents i.e., Pathogens (Virus, Bacteria, Fungi and parasites), plant/animal toxins and drugs/chemicals toxicity. Animal health issues are addressed in the wake of host-pathogen relationship, climate change, sustainable use of resources for animals and other problems challenging policy framing.Overall, Department of Veterinary Pathology is playing spectacular role in sustainable livestock and poultry sectors thus boostingthe country economy and wildlife conservation.




Mission and Vision Statement


The main aim of Department of Veterinary Pathology is to bestow the veterinary professionals with life lasting understanding of disease mechanisms and their diagnosis in live and dead animals through various diagnostic tools and recognition of various lesions under various disease conditions at postmortem examination in poultry, livestock and wildlife along with dissemination of diagnostic knowledge and skills to students. The Department has tremendous flexibility for expansion according to the needs of time in various subdivisions like Histopathology, Clinical Pathology, Toxico-pathology, Immuno-pathology, Poultry Pathology and Forensic Pathology. The Faculty's core teaching, research, graduate &postgraduate training, clinical diagnosticsamenities are delivered on campus and adjunct veterinary hospitals in twin cities. Presently courses taught to undergraduate classes are: General Veterinary Pathology, Systemic Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Meat hygiene and public health, Poultry Pathology and Livestock Health hazard Management. The research interests of the Department are as


  • Molecular Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases
  • Diagnostics Development
  • Wildlife and Zoo Animal Pathology
  • Bovine Respiratory Diseases
  • Environmental Pathology
  • Immunopathology
  • Emerging Avian Challenges